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November 2010

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Features

Diablo Food Awards

The votes are in, and the hottest places to grab the most inspiring bites in the East Bay are inside!

Star Chef

James Syhabout brings an A-List resume, laserlike focus, and a dishwasher’s humility to Oakland’s lauded Commis restaurant.

Artisanal Suds

Taking a page from the Bay Area wine scene, a new wave of connoisseurs is lifting East Bay beer to new gourmet heights.

Operation Cupcake

As cupcake shops pop up all over the East Bay, we send one brave sweet-toothed man out to get to the bottom of the phenomenon.
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Departments

Mark Twain: in His Own Words

UC Berkeley drops a literary bomb, releasing Twain’s 100-year-old autobiography.
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Speak of the Devil

Junk Food, Berkeley Style

In the epicenter of local and fresh, we find fried and fascinating

Winter Tradition: Cool Flick

It's almost time to wax your skis: the newest Warren Miller film is about to hit the big screen

The List: November

Our Autumn cocktail is one part Bill Nye, one part Carlos Santana, and seasoned with musings on motherhood.

New Napa Hot Spots

A quick look at what's sizzling, grilling, playing and opening in Napa

The Good Life: Wine Tasting Tours

Three ways to get your own taste of Livermore

Virtual Gourmet: Twitter Foodie

One avid Diablo follower takes our restaurant recommendations seriously

By the Numbers: James Beard Bash

Diablo tallies up a James Beard dinner

Rising Star: Tiny Dancer

A young local actress gets her big break at the Disney Channel

Exclusive interview with Armistead Maupin

Tales of the City author visits Rakestraw Books November 4; event benefits Not In Our Town non-profit
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Food Scene

Cheap Eats -- Cinco de Mayo

Fresh flavors and zippy ingredients separate Cinco de Mayo from the rest of the pack

Diablo Dish -- November 2010

Theatre Sqaure in Orinda gets another new place to chow down and gourmet groceries seem to be popping up all over. All that and more, in the Dish!

A Bakery Grows Up

Semifreddi's celebrates 25 years of crafting artisan breads for the Bay Area

Thanksgiving Side Shows

Give your turkey day that extra wow with creative side dishes

Meals on Wheels

On November 9, eat some great food for a great cause.

Japan in a Box

An Oakland catering company brings fresh and delicious into the world of boxed bento

Web Extra: Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto comes to Napa

Internationally acclaimed celebrity chef opens first West Coast eatery, Morimoto Napa
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Web Extras

Seven to Watch

Bay Area Beer Timeline

A blow-by-blow of delicious craft beers in the Bay Area, in chronological order, of course.

Exclusive interview with Armistead Maupin

Tales of the City author visits Rakestraw Books November 4; event benefits Not In Our Town non-profit

Absinthe Recipe

Commis pastry chef Carlos Salgado unlocks the mysteries of absinthe with this petit four recipe.

Web Extra: Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto comes to Napa

Internationally acclaimed celebrity chef opens first West Coast eatery, Morimoto Napa
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Contests

Win Tickets to See James Bond Classics at the New Rheem Theater in Moraga

This contest is expired. Thanks for entering!

Win a Two Night Stay and Dinner for Two at H2Hotel

Congratulations to our winner, Danalynne Wheeler from Danville!
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